Hoosiers Host Texas, Michigan in Dual Meet
Oct. 24, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's and women's swimming and diving teams open the home portion of their schedule this weekend as they play host to Texas and Michigan in a dual meet at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.
The teams will take part in a traditional 16-event dual meet starting at 5 p.m. ET Friday, Oct. 25. Due to a large number of participants, the diving portion of the meet will start at 3:30 p.m. ET. The teams return to the pool on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. ET for a double-distance exhibition event, featuring races such as the 600-yard individual medley and 300-yard freestyle.
Admission to all events is free of charge. Parking for spectators is available in the Sunrise Lot, located off 10th street across from the Aquatic Center.
The Hoosier men are ranked ninth in the first College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) top-25 and are 0-2 on the season after dual meet losses at No. 3 California and No. 5 Stanford. Michigan, the reigning NCAA Champion, is No. 1 in the poll, while Texas comes in at No. 4.
Diver Darian Schmidt is off to a strong start this season, besting NCAA champion Kristian Ipsen on the 3-meter springboard and finishing second on the 1-meter by less than a point in the dual meet at Stanford. Senior Eric Ress won the 200-yard backstroke at Stanford and finished second in the 100 back.
Against California, Ress was second in the 100 back, 200 back and 500 free. Schmidt swept the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events against the Golden Bears.
The IU women are 1-1 in dual meets this year with a victory over Notre Dame and loss to Auburn in the opening weekend. The squad came back with an impressive second-place finish at the SMU Classic last weekend.
Sophomore Brooklynn Snodgrass won the 100 back and 200 back at SMU, posting NCAA B cuts in both events and the fastest time in the NCAA this year in the 100 back. She was also part of the 400 medley and 800 free relays that clocked NCAA provisional times. For her efforts she was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 22. Gia Dalesandro also swam on the 400 medley relay team and took second in the 100 fly with an NCAA provisional time to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolades.
Senior Lindsay Vrooman blew by the field in the 500 freestyle in Dallas, winning in an NCAA provisional time of 4:38.11. That is the fastest time in the NCAA this year.
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